Anchorage Airport Memories

Delaney Park Airstrip, Merrill Field, Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood. Anchorage aviation history

Delaney Park Airstrip, 1924

The oldest park in the city of Anchorage wasn’t always a park.

It first began as a fire break. It was also a golf course.

Then in 1924, the citizens of Anchorage cleared the land and it became a 300 foot by 2000 foot landing field for aviation pioneer, Noel Wien.

Wien’s first flight took place on June 4, 1924. And by the end of t…

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